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Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation awards $100k grant to Women & Infants Hospital

Funding will support capital campaign to renovate Women & Infants’ Labor and Delivery Unit

SMITHFIELD, RI (September 30, 2022) — The Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Women & Infants Hospital, marking the Foundation’s second major award in 2022.

Officially established in 2019, the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 public charity with the mission of fulfilling substantial grants that make a real difference in the Rhode Island community. The Foundation supports organizations and causes in Rhode Island dedicated to education, social services, arts & culture, public health, and civic duty.

The Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation’s $100,000 grant will support Women & Infants’ capital campaign to fund a more technologically advanced, state-of-the-art Labor and Delivery Unit. This award comes shortly after the Foundation announced its first-ever award, a $100,000 grant to support the El Centro Community Center in Central Falls.

“We are proud to support Women & Infants Hospital, a Rhode Island institution that has made a positive impact in the lives of countless individuals and families, including thousands of Navigant Credit Union members,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Gary E. Furtado. “Having the ability to offer our support to large-scale efforts like this was our motivation for launching our Charitable Foundation. We look forward to continuing to play our part in making Rhode Island a better place to live and work.”

Learn more about the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation, and apply for grant funding, at www.NCUFoundation.org.


About Navigant Credit Union

Based in Smithfield, R.I., Navigant Credit Union is the longest-operating member-owned credit union in Rhode Island. Since its founding in 1915, Navigant Credit Union has been dedicated to providing its members with unparalleled financial products and services, while working every day to improve the financial well-being of the families, businesses and communities it serves across Rhode Island. With more than $3.7 billion in assets, more than 145,000 members and 25 physical branch locations, Navigant Credit Union is the largest credit union in Rhode Island and among the state’s strongest and most trusted financial institutions. Earning a five-star rating, Navigant Credit Union was listed as one of America’s best regional banks and credit unions by Newsweek in 2024. It is consistently ranked as one of Rhode Island’s Best Place to Work by Providence Business News and was rated the state’s top credit union and mortgage lender in 2022 and 2023 by the Providence Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Navigant Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA. Visit www.navigantcu.org to learn more

About the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation

Officially established in 2019, the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 public charity with the mission of fulfilling substantial grants that make a real difference in the Rhode Island community. The Foundation supports organizations and causes in Rhode Island dedicated to education, social services, arts & culture, public health, and civic duty. Learn more about the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation, and apply for grant funding, at www.NCUFoundation.org.

About Woman & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,700 deliveries per year. Women & Infants is a Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, a U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology, and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked number 11 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Medical Schools specialty ranking.

Contacts

Tim Draper
401-233-4316
tdraper@navigantcu.org

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